AUGUSTA, GA -- The Peach Belt Conference released the softball All-Academic team from the conference office in Augusta. The team is part of a season-long program recognizing the outstanding accomplishments of PBC student-athletes in the classroom as well as on the field. To be eligible for the All-Academic team, a student-athlete must 1) participate in at least half of his/her team's events and be either a starter or significant contributor; 2) achieved a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) and 3) completed at least one full academic year at his or her current institution. The Peach Belt Conference Sports Information Directors oversee and select the teams.
Founded in 1991, the Peach Belt Conference is home to 32 NCAA Division II National Championships. 14 member institutions in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida and Alabama compete in 15 championship sports. 2012-13 members are Augusta State University, Armstrong Atlantic State University, Clayton State University, Columbus State University, Flagler College, Francis Marion University, Georgia College & State University, Georgia Southwestern State University, Lander University, University of Montevallo, University of North Georgia, University of North Carolina at Pembroke, the University of South Carolina Aiken and Young Harris College.
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2012-13 Softball All-Academic Team
|Brandy Bossle||USC Aiken||Sr.||North East, Md.||3.843||Biology|
|Laura Brown||Augusta State||Sr.||Martinez, Ga.||3.79||Kinesiology|
|Victoria Burkett||USC Aiken||Soph.||Gilbert, S.C.||3.857||Exercise & Sport Science|
|Bridget Devlin||Armstrong||Soph.||Brooklet, Ga.||4.00||Pre-Engineering|
|Melissa Dickie||North Georgia||Soph.||Buford, Ga.||3.57||Early Childhood Education|
|Shelby Duff||Armstrong||Sr.||Springfield, Ga.||3.626||Radiologic Sciences|
|Tori Dyer||Young Harris||Sr.||Blairsville, Ga.||3.867||Undeclared|
|Tristan Faile||Francis Marion||Sr.||Lancaster, S.C.||3.682||Biology|
|Olivia Ferguson||Francis Marion||Sr.||Roanoke, Va.||3.686||Biology|
|Callie Holloway||Young Harris||Sr.||Jefferson, Ga.||3.664||Biology|
|Kayla Jones||Young Harris||Sr.||Covington, Ga.||3.504||History|
|Natalie Klemann||UNC Pembroke||Jr.||Apex, N.C.||3.772||Criminal Justice & Sociology|
|Kayla Minger||North Georgia||Sr.||Port St. Joe, Fla.||3.38||Nursing|
|Avery Purser||Georgia Southwestern||Sr.||Cochran, Ga.||3.419||Management|
|Mollie Russell||Columbus State||Sr.||Decatur, Ala.||3.33||Biology|
|Brittney Sheriff||Lander||Sr.||Belton, S.C.||3.30||Nursing|
|Kellie Van Dyke||UNC Pembroke||Sr.||Salisbury, Md.||3.654||Criminal Justice & Sociology|
|Sydnee Weaver||Young Harris||Soph.||Sylvania, Ga.||4.00||Biology|
|Lauren Yeargen||Augusta State||Sr.||Jesup, Ga.||3.90||Biology|
|Olivia Zielinski||Francis Marion||Jr.||Greenville, S.C.||3.816||Elementary Education|
Honorable Mention: Natalie Bellantoni, Georgia College; Celia Blome, Armstrong; Kristen Carr, Columbus State; Brittany Cooley, Armstrong; Casey Googe, Columbus State; Katie Garrett, North Georgia; Kristen Humphries, Georgia College; Ashley Schwab, Armstrong; Paige Sexton, Young Harris; Jen Spradling, Young Harris; Bethany Wilke, Young Harris.